Chicago Blackhawks: Is Coach Quenneville Giving Marty Turco a 2nd Look in Goal?

February 4th, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville raised a few eyebrows when he named Marty Turco the starter in goal for Chicago's 7-4 win at Columbus Tuesday.

After all, the veteran netminder had only played in one game last month.  Corey Crawford has supplanted Turco as the top man in net.  Despite two subpar performances right before the All-Star break, most of us thought Quenneville would begin the 'Hawks six-game road trip with a rested Crawford in net.

Raise those eyebrows a bit higher, folks.  Turco is getting another start.

Quenneville announced Thursday that he was going to put Turco back onto the ice for Friday night's contest in Vancouver.  Crawford was in net when the Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 7-1 back in November.  Instead, it will be Turco attempting to win his third consecutive start.

Leaving many of us scratching our heads.

Turco stopped some big shots in the third period Tuesday to help keep Chicago in the game.  He also played well enough to win the surprise start despite being a bit under the weather, as we found out after the game.  We know that Quenneville li ...

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